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Geneva Mayoral candidates share why they are running

Greg Adams, David Hayes and John Hughes are the candidates in the running for Geneva Mayor.
Published: Aug. 19, 2020 at 5:19 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Greg Adams, David Hayes and John Hughes are the candidates in the running for Geneva Mayor.

Candidate Hughes has lived in Geneva the last 57 years, he shares why he is running for mayor.

“I want to give them a city that is safe, a city that is clean, a city we can enjoy our families in,” Hughes said.

Hayes is running to ensure everything that is for the better of Geneva and those who live there.

“I’m running for mayor because I love my town,” Hayes said. “I love the people in this town, my dad started here in the mid-fifties and made something for himself out of nothing. The town has been so supportive of us and our family for years, it’s time for us to give back.”

Adams said he has always been a community minded person looking to serve others.

“I’ve been involved in the community in some aspect,” Adams said. “I used to be the police chief, a neighbor in town, so I’ve been certified police officer for 30 years so all I’ve known is community service, and it’s no different here, I’ve been involved in so many different aspects in our city here, i was a city council member for four years so i just feel like it’s time to take the next step and to serve our county, i mean our city the best we can.”

On Tuesday, August 25th, voters will gather at the Geneva Community Center to cast their vote for who they want to see next in the Geneva mayor seat.

Here’s what the candidates wish to accomplish if chosen as mayor, from cleaning up the city...

“Cleaning the town up from one end to the other,” Hayes said. “Helping our older people have their garbage cans carried to the streets for them so they don’t have to get them to the streets. Simple things that we can fix, we want to hit it fast and hard if we’re elected, we don’t want to waste any time, we want to get after it as soon as we can.”

To providing more jobs like the GTECH facility...

“It’s a resource right here in our own city,” Adams said. “We’re already providing training for our students, we can provide partner with them and provide training for our adults. Some workforce, some skilled trade type training, that will help bring high wage jobs to Geneva. It will help our citizens to obtain high wage jobs and it will also help retain some of the businesses that we have here and obviously also attract some new industry as well.”

And to even accomplish this…

“I’d love to attract more business, industry jobs,” Hughes said. “I’d love to see more housing come in, I want to try to exploit our Eco economy with our rivers and our creek and our park, we’ve got wonderful opportunities there. Also our location to the coast, and there’s no reason that Geneva shouldn’t be a hot spot for outdoor people everywhere.”

One of these candidates will fill the seat currently held by mayor Frankie Lindsey. Lindsey decided not to seek re-election after serving the city over the last four years.

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